Municipal & Civil

    Van Andel Arena

    Erhardt Construction, through a joint venture, engaged in the construction of the $47 million, 12,500-seat Van Andel Arena. The facility is host to concerts, family shows, sporting events and numerous miscellaneous events. In addition to extensive entertainment options, Van Andel Arena is carving a niche in the business world as a first-class facility for sporting events, concerts, exhibitions, seminars and conferences.

    Erhardt was initially selected for Pre-Construction services which included scheduling, budgeting and value engineering. Our pre-construction contract was then converted into a Construction Management contract for the entire project. Through value engineering, and by working closely with the owner and architect, we were able to bring the overall cost down considerably on this extremely large and complex project.

    Project at a glance

    • Client: Convention/Arena Authority
    • Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
    • Footage: 12,000+ seats


    • Construction Management


    • Associated Builders and Contractors Award of Excellence 1997